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situation on the ground. >> brown: even this afternoon, as secretary of state hillary clinton suggested, the situation in algeria remained confused. the focus was this natural gas compound in the sahara desert seen here in footage from last month. the vast, natural gas facility at in amenas is owned in part by b.p. and located just 60 miles from algeria's border with libya. islamists apparently led by this man-- mokhtar belmoktar-- attacked the plant yesterday, claiming they took 41 foreign hostages, including seven americans. early today, the algerian military stormed the sprawling site, as the militants were attempting to leave with the hostages. hours later, the country's communications minister told algerian radio, "an important number of hostages were freed and an important number of terrorists were neutralized and we regret the few dead and wounded, but we don't have numbers." u.s. officials said an american drone watched the operation from overhead, but the algerians refused u.s. military assistance. confusion reigned, the militants claimed 35 hostages died, while algerian state
of state hillary clinton addressed the issue after meeting with the japanese foreign minister. she said she spoke today with the prime minister of algeria. >> i urged the utmost care be taken in the protection of the hostages, algerian and expatriate foreign hostages. >> brown: other countries raised questions as well and pressed for more information. >> thank you, mister speaker. >> brown: in london, british prime minister david cameron told parliament that he'd had no advance warning of the rescue. >> i was told by the algerian prime minister while it was taking place. he said that the terrorists had tried to flee, that they judged there to be an immediate threat to the lives of the hostages, and had felt obliged to respond. >> brown: in indonesia, japanese prime minister shinzo abe cut short his first overseas trip since taking office, with japanese workers among the missing in algeria. >> ( translated ): we must absolutely not forgive any act that takes a life of the innocent, and at the same time, the hostages lives have to be given absolute priority. since the incident, our government
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